“To live is Christ” is unlike any other religion on earth. It is all of grace and all of Christ. He has freely given us his life and all that comes with it – wisdom, goodness, holiness, freedom. We have been given these things for free in order to freely be these things.
“To live is Christ” is to be the Jesus that loves others and it is to love Jesus as you love others.
“To live is Christ” means we who were once lost are no found. Found in the arms of our running, hugging, kissing, rejoicing dad. Brought home by our searching shepherd, our sweeping woman, our welcoming father. Now, back home in God’s love, we are freed from younger brother rebellion and from older brother religion.
“To live is Christ” offers us the power of true change. The power of the Stronger Man, Jesus Christ, making his home in our hearts, transforming us by his true love and real grace. Change that comes from a pure heart of dependence, rather than from demonic self-righteous pride.
“To live is Christ” offers us the hard path of Jesus’ own life and righteousness, and the narrow gate of his grace and forgiveness. Which gate will you walk through today? Which road will you choose to travel?
“To live is Christ” gives us a whole new operating system of grace. Will we boot up the old deadly system of law keeping today, or will we trust the power and ease of use of living from the indwelling life of the eternal Son of God?